Olive Street Site Remediation Project


In April 2017, the transformation of the Olive Street Reserve from a brown field site into a landscaped public open space will begin with Council awarding the work to local contractor Red Dust Holdings.

Remediation works began with the management of contaminated materials that have been dumped at the site over the years in accordance with obligations under the Contaminated Sites Act 2013 with an environmental specialist onsite at all times to ensure the earthworks comply with the Act. More here

Earthworks will be followed by the construction of an ephemeral wetland and drainage system which will filter diverted rainwater from the South Pipe for pollutants, rubbish and other debris before it fills the wetland area and recharges the groundwater.  More here

Remediation works are expected to be completed by end of August 2017.

The City has allocated $2.8 million in the 2016/17 Budget for the remediation works.

Revegetation schedule


Ground cover plan